Wednesday, July 02, 2008


There are times in life when we need to cut back somethings so we can find that perfect place.

There are times in life when we need to find something to do.

There are times in life when we need a break.

So this is one of those times for me. It's come.

What I'm going to do this summer is:

My slogan A break from technology, and breathe more.

Vacation theme I designed it to be way behind on e-mails, work, and tons of other time-wasters. Spend time swimming, and simply being outdoors.

How long Such a long break. Before hit the road for a 3-week holiday, I will spend some time here going to a few concerts as it's now 15th Int'l Jazz Festival in Istanbul. Oh I love saxophone! I love Jazz and Caz:)

Where to go With a richness in scenic beauty, agricultural wealth, and heartland of classical civilizations -many of the most famous legends from ancient Hellenic and Roman times-, it's claimed that Aegean coasts in Turquie have ''the most beautiful sky and best climate in the world''. In addition, its golden sandy beaches and clear waters surrounded by olive groves and pinewoods attract me everytime as a nature lover. Here I come, wait me darling Aegean...

What to eat If I say that olive oil has been a source of health, youth and strength throughout the history coming from ancient times Egypt, Greece and Rome... Deli-cious Aegean cuisine with virgin olive oil, plus Aegean herbs, black and green olive pastes, ohh seafood and drinks... can't wait! In short, all from my Aegean and that's all I want!

What to do While in a seaside town, lucky timing will take me to slow down! More relaxation time, catch up reading, touch the base, 'no' listening to iPOD, 'no' laptop, and closing my eyes:)

CrossRoads will be quiet than usual but I will not be so quiet;) Don't act surprised: I want to be a real kid living summer:)

I hope the Sweet Summer brings you time to rest, refresh and explore new things.

Have a great summer and
See y'ALL again in August:)

Image: iStockphoto


  1. Have a wonderful time. Although I'll miss your posts I know we all need a break and that you'll return to us with all kinds of news and stories.


  2. Aah, it sounds like perfect bliss. I hope you have a wonderful time.

    I will pretend that I am on a wonderful vacation, too.

    See you when you return.

  3. Great idea, Nihal! Enjoy summer and have fun! See you in August!

    Hugs, Pat

  4. Sounds like a wonderful summer. Wish I could join you in your "kid" like summer. Unfortunately I have to work for most of it. We'll see you when you get back!

  5. Dearest Nihal :D

    Wow ! 3 weeks break? I wish I could have that, my longest is only 10 days. You're sooooo luckY and I an envious. You are correct, really need to slow down on all these internet stuff and breathe more. I need to breathe more, desperately wanting it. Sometimes, it is so tiring and I am really tired from my recent trip. I'll take your advise and play with the kids more ..not that like playing with me :) maybe the bunnies.

    You have a fantastic time my good friend and lots of hugs and big kisses to you.

    I'll miss you :)

  6. wishing you a wonderful summer too nihal, enjoying your aegean moments.
    don't forget to post some images of this experiences!!

  7. Projeye daha yeni basladim biliyorsun. Kimildamam mumkun degil oysa sana eslik edip kumdan kaleler yapabilmeyi cok isterdim, aklim sende olacak, Sis...
    Telefonunu acik tut, konusuruz sen sahilden ben ofisten:o)

  8. all the BEST!!! for your vacation

    see you soon!

  9. HI Nihal!

    I know you are on vacation but I just had to tell you that I have an "Arte y Pico" award on my blog today for you!
    You can see it here:

    Congratulations! I do enjoy your blog very much!

  10. Hi beautiful! The seaside sounds wonderful to me! :) Have an awesome time!



  11. Enjoy your vacation! I'm doing a lot of cutting back as well. The summer is short and needs to be embraced.

  12. Have a nice summer, Nihal!
    Hugs, Sma

  13. Hope you're having fun and a great summer!



  14. I hope you enjoy your break! Everyone deserves it and looks like you've got the right plan.

    Many thanks for your visits to Norwich Daily Photo. I hope that you enjoy the colours of summer on my blog.


  15. Hello Nihal, I am just back from a vacation in France.
    I wish you a very happy summer with lots of things to do.

  16. @ Cherly: Welcome to CrossRoads. So nice to hear back from you, and thanks a lot for your wishes although I'm already back to home:)
    Exactly, summer is short but I love a saying from Celia Thaxter, that is "There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart." I'm simply follower of this one:)